Aesthetic Rivalries: Word and Image in France, 1880-1926 (Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship Between the Arts 15 1st New edition)
By: Linda Goddard (author)Paperback
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This book explores interaction and competition between painting and literature in France, from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth, offering new readings of works by key figures including Paul Gauguin, Stephane Mallarme, Pablo Picasso and Andre Gide. Combining close visual and literary analysis with a broader examination of critical discourse, the volume uncovers a mutual but often contentious exchange of ideas. The author challenges habits of periodisation, drawing attention to the links between Symbolist and Cubist criticism. Issues such as the debate about 'literary' painting, the role of art criticism and artists' writings, as well as themes such as newspapers and gold, alchemy and forgery, are shown to connect the two centuries. In examining how the rejection of mimesis in painting affected literary responses to the visual arts, the book explores a shift in power from the verbal to the visual in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Linda Goddard is a Lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews. She was previously a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she completed a PhD in 2004. She is currently working on a book about the writings of Paul Gauguin.
Contents: Interchange and rivalry between the arts - Hierarchies of the senses in Symbolist criticism - Gauguin's relationship with literary symbolism - Word and image in Cubist criticism - Mallarme, Picasso and the aesthetic of the newspaper - Replica and self-reflexivity in Gide and Picasso - Simultaneity in art and literature.
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